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DHS report details AI’s potential to amplify biological, chemical threats


Competitors in the 2024 International Best CBRN Warrior Competition at the Army's Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. A recent government report says that artificial intelligence has the potential to increase access to information needed to design and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. DOD photo by Melissa Buckley

Artificial intelligence has the potential to unlock secrets to the development of weapons of mass destruction, particularly chemical and biological threats, to malicious actors, according to a Department of Homeland Security report publicly released last week.

The full report, which was teed up in April with the release of a fact sheet, examines the role of AI in aiding but also thwarting efforts by adversaries to research, develop and use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. The report was required under President Joe Biden’s October 2023 executive order on AI.

“The increased proliferation and capabilities of AI tools … may lead ...


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